Messi brace guides Argentina to easy win over Uruguay

MENDOZA, Argentina (Sporting Alert) — Lionel Messi scored twice and Argentina defeat Uruguay 3-0 at home in a South American World Cup qualifying game on a busy Friday night of football. Watch Lionel Messi Free-Kick Goal Also netting in the win was Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, as Argentina move into second place in the…

WEEK-7-College Football TV Action and Key Match-ups

NORMAN, Okla. (Sporting Alert) — The following are the live schedules for this weekend’s Week Seven rounds of matches in NCAA college football. Following a very busy and productive Week Six, which saw upsets, fans are again bracing themselves to see what this week has to offer. Amongst the highlighted games on the schedule is…

Strong Argentina and Uruguay teams for World Cup qualifier

MENDOZA (Sporting Alert) — Gonzalo Higuaín, Lionel Messi and Sergio Agüero all start for Argentina in an attacking line-up for tonight’s CONMEBOL World Cup 2014 qualifying game against Uruguay. The team also Real Madrid winger Ángel Di María and Barcelona holding midfielder Javier Mascherano both starting in midfield, while Ezequiel Garay and Pablo Zabaleta are…

England v San Marino: Hosts target big win

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — England will go in search of goals tonight when the home side take on San Marino in a 1014 World Cup qualifying game at Wembley Stadium. Watch Live Streaming Coverage on ESPN3.com The have calls from several pundits and former player for a thrashing, with Michael Owen saying “i’m going for…

Van Persie starts on the bench: Holland v Andorra

(Sporting Alert) — Manchester United forward Robin van Persie starts on the bench tonight for the Netherlands against Andorra in the 2014 World Cup qualifier at De Kuip Stadion. Watch Live Streaming Coverage on ESPN3.com Van Persie has been a regular starter for Holland in major games, but with him on the bench tonight, Klaas-Jan…

Belarus v Spain: Iniesta on the bench

(Sporting Alert) — Andres Iniesta, David Villa and Fernando Torres all start on the bench for Spain in tonight’s World Cup qualifier game against Belarus at Dinamo Stadion. Watch Live Streaming Coverage on ESPN3.com Spain boss Vicente del Bosque commented that Iniesta was almost certain to play in the game, which means he’s one of…

Balotelli ruled out of Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Armenia with fever

YEREVAN, Armenia (Sporting Alert) — Striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Italy’s World Cup 2014 qualifier against Armenia on Friday because of a fever. The Manchester City player was set to start the game after being included in Cesare Prandelli’s side announced on Thursday. However, the Italian football federation is now announcing on…

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Jose Mourinho backs Ronaldo to win Ballon d’Or

MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho believes it is time for Cristiano Ronaldo to emerge from the shadow of Lionel Messi and win the Ballon d’Or. The Portugal international has been sensational since joining Real Madrid from Manchester United, but has struggled to beat out Messi for several top awards. The two…

World-Cup-Qualifiers: Schedule of All World Cup Games on Friday

(Sporting Alert) — The following are the World Cup 2014 games taking place on a very busy Friday in October. There are several games on the schedule today, including close match-ups in South America, Europe and CONCACAF. Amongst some the games on the chart are England against San Marino, a game which will see Manchester United…